Lucy Allais is a philosopher who holds academic positions at both the University of the Witwatersrand and the University of California, San Diego. Her research interests include the philosophy of Immanuel Kant as well as forgiveness, punishment, and bioethics.
Allais attained an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Art History at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Johannesburg, moving on to gain both a masters (B.Phil.) and D.Phil. at the University of Oxford. Following her D.Phil Dr. Allais taught for three years at Oxford, before moving to the University of Sussex in 2004. Between 2006 and 2008 Dr. Allais taught at the University of Witwatersrand. Beginning in 2008, Dr. Allais held a joint position between the University of the Witwatersrand, where she is now a full professor, and the University of Sussex. In 2014 she moved from Sussex to the University of California, San Diego, as the Henry Allison Chair of the History of Philosophy, keeping her joint appointment at the Witwatersrand.
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